Museum Closings and Reopenings in the Tokyo Area

How is Coronavirus impacting the Tokyo art world? Here is a list of closings and reopenings at major museums in the Tokyo area.

In Features In the News by TABlog Editors 2020-03-02

Many art museums in the Tokyo area have closed or postponed exhibitions due to COVID-19. Some are reopening now that the State of Emergency has been lifted. Many venues currently require reservations. You can find more information on exhibitions, closings, and reopening on Tokyo Art Beat. For the latest updates, please check official museum websites.

(*TBA=To Be Announced)

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Reopened from 6/9. Reservations required.)

(As of 7/27)
Reopened
Hara Museum Arc (Gunma) (from 5/16)
http://www.haramuseum.or.jp/en/arc/

Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum (from 5/21)
https://www.clematis-no-oka.co.jp/vangi-museum/en/

Watarium (from 5/27)
http://www.watarium.co.jp

Yayoi Kusama Museum (from 5/28)
https://yayoikusamamuseum.jp
Reservations required

Ichihara Lakeside Museum (from 5/28)
https://lsm-ichihara.jp/en/

Nerima Art Museum (from 5/30)
https://www.neribun.or.jp/museum.html

Okada Museum of Art (from 5/30)
https://www.okada-museum.com/en/

Zou-no-Hana Terrace (from 5/30)
https://zounohana.com/en.html

Itabashi Art Museum (from 5/30)
https://www.city.itabashi.tokyo.jp/artmuseum/4000002/4000014.html

Mitsui Memorial Museum (from 6/1)
http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/index.html

Pola Museum of Art (from 6/1)
https://www.polamuseum.or.jp/english/

The Ueno Royal Museum (from 6/1)
http://www.ueno-mori.org/about/?enlang

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (from 6/1)
https://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/en/

National Museum of Nature and Science (from 6/1)
https://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/
Reservations required

Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum (from 6/1)
https://taro-okamoto.or.jp/en/news/岡本太郎記念館再開しました!/

21_21Design Sight (Gallery 1 & 2 from 6/1, Gallery 3 from 6/5)
http://www.2121designsight.jp/en/
Reservations required

Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo (from 6/2)
https://www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/en/

Meguro Museum of Art (from 6/2)
https://mmat.jp/en/

Tokyo National Museum (from 6/2)
https://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en
Reservations required

Tobacco & Salt Museum (from 6/2)
https://www.jti.co.jp/Culture/museum_e/index.html

Fuchu Art Museum (from 6/2)
https://www.city.fuchu.tokyo.jp/art/

Tokyo Station Gallery (from 6/2)
http://www.ejrcf.or.jp/gallery/english/
Reservations Required

Edo-Tokyo Museum (from 6/2)
https://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/en/

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (from 6/2)
https://topmuseum.jp/e/contents/index.html

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (from 6/2)
https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/en/

The Sumida Hokusai Museum (from 6/2)
https://hokusai-museum.jp/?lang=en

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama (from 6/2)
https://pref.spec.ed.jp/momas/Museum-with-Year-schedule

Setagaya Art Museum (from 6/2)
https://www.setagayaartmuseum.or.jp/en/?set_lang=true

Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (from 6/3)
https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/
Reservations required

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (from 6/4 and 6/12)
https://www.momat.go.jp/english/ge/topics/am20200601_1/
Reservations required (MOMAT Collection)
Reservations required (Peter Doig Exhibition)

Musée Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection (from 6/4)
https://www.yamasa.com/musee/

Museum Haus Kasuya (from 6/4)
http://www.museum-haus-kasuya.com/index00_E.htm

teamLab Planets Tokyo (from 6/5)
https://planets.teamlab.art/tokyo
Reservations required

Toguri Museum of Art (from 6/5)
http://www.toguri-museum.or.jp
Reservations required

Snoopy Museum Tokyo (from 6/5)
https://snoopymuseum.tokyo/s/smt/page/english?ima=0000
Reservations required

Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art (from 6/5)
https://panasonic.co.jp/ls/museum/en/

teamLab Borderless (from 6/8)
https://borderless.teamlab.art
Reservations required

Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels (from 6/9)
https://marukigallery.jp/news-en/3092/

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo) (from 6/9)
http://www.haramuseum.or.jp/en/hara/
Reservations required

Archi-Depot (from 6/9)
https://archi-depot.com/en/
Reservations required

The Japan Folk Crafts Museum (from 6/9)
http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts (from 6/9)
http://hanga-museum.jp/english/exhibition

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum (from 6/9)
https://mimt.jp/english/
Reservations required

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Annex (from 6/9)
http://www.moma.pref.kanagawa.jp/en/news/2020-05-26

Bunkamura The Museum (from 6/11)
https://www.bunkamura.co.jp/english/museum/

The National Art Center, Tokyo (from 6/11)
https://www.nact.jp/english/
Reservations required for “Timeless Conversations

Enoura Observatory (from 6/11)
http://www.odawara-af.com/en/
Reservations required

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art (from 6/16)
https://kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp/en/news/2006-open/
Reservations required

The Hiratsuka Museum of Art (from 6/16)
http://www.city.hiratsuka.kanagawa.jp/art-muse/index.html

The National Museum of Western Art (from 6/18)
https://www.nmwa.go.jp/jp/
Reservations required

Yokosuka Museum of Art (from 6/20)
http://www.yokosuka-moa.jp/index.html

Chihiro Art Museum (Tokyo) (from 6/20)
https://chihiro.jp/en/tokyo/exhibitions/45463/

Artizon Museum (from 6/23)
https://www.artizon.museum/en/
Reservations required

Intermediateque (from 6/24)
http://www.intermediatheque.jp/en

Seikado Bunko Art Museum (from 6/27)
http://www.seikado.or.jp

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (from 7/1)
https://www.tobikan.jp/en/index.html
Reservations required for The Ukiyo-e 2020

Yayoi Museum/Takehisa Yumeji Museum (from 7/1)
http://www.yayoi-yumeji-museum.jp
Reservations required

Ota Memorial Museum of Art (from 7/1)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/eng

Chigasaki City Museum of Art (from 7/1)
http://www.chigasaki-museum.jp

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (from 7/4)
https://www.operacity.jp/en/ag/
Reservations required

National Film Archive of Japan (from 7/7)
https://www.nfaj.go.jp/english/ge/topics/20200611/

Yokohama Museum of Art (from 7/17)
https://yokohama.art.museum/eng/index.html
Reservations required

Yamatane Museum of Art (from 7/18)
http://www.yamatane-museum.jp/english/index.html
(Reservations Required)

Suntory Museum of Art (from 7/22)
https://www.suntory.com/sma/info/d/004803.html

Mori Art Museum (from 7/31)
https://www.mori.art.museum/en/index.html
Reservations required

Nezu Museum (from 9/19)
http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/en/index.html
(Reservations required)

Reopening Dates TBA
Idemitsu Museum of Arts
http://idemitsu-museum.or.jp/en/

Postponed/Cancelled Art Festivals and Events
Sapporo International Art Festival (Cancelled)
https://siaf.jp/en/

Yokohama Triennale (Postponed. New dates: 7/17–10/11, 2020)
https://www.yokohamatriennale.jp/english/2020/news/20200603/

Kyotographie (Postponed. New dates: 9/19–10/18, 2020)
https://www.kyotographie.jp/?lang=en

Tokyo Biennale (Postponed to Summer 2021)
https://tokyobiennale.jp/en/archives/news/1872

Ichihara Art x Mix (Postponed. New Dates: 3/20–5/16, 2021)
https://ichihara-artmix.jp/news/news/2020/02/28/2312

Okunoto Triennale (Postponed. New Dates: 9/4–10/24, 2021)
https://oku-noto.jp/index-en.html

Tokyo Sento Festival 2020 (Postponed. New Dates TBA.)
https://tokyosentofestival.jp

Art Sightama 2020 (Postponed. New Dates TBA.)
https://art-sightama.jp/en/

Northern Alps Art Festival (Postponed. New Dates TBA.)
https://shinano-omachi.jp/news/20200311_01.html

Hiroshima Triennale 2020 in Bingo (Cancelled)
https://hiroshima-triennale.com

Roppongi Art Night (Cancelled)
https://www.roppongiartnight.com/2020/

Art Fair Tokyo (Cancelled)
https://artfairtokyo.com

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